Canoeing the Root River at Eagle Bluff

Workshop Weekend: Homesteading (March 23rd & 31st)

Hands-on workshops, learn from regional and national experts! Class Selections:

Beekeeping w/Chris Shad & John Shone of the BeeShed (Saturday the 23rd)

Shiitake Mushroom Cultivation w/ Joe Deden (Sunday the 31st)

Fruit Grafting & Orchard Care w/Dan Bussey (Sunday the 31st)

Beginning Organic Gardening w/Sarah Hansen (Sunday the 31st)


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"Getting Bees Back on their Own Six Feet" with Dr. Marla Spivak

Honey bees have remarkable behaviors to maintain colony health, through what is called "social immunity."  Despite this efficient health care system, honey bee health is failing. Marla will speak to the stressors that honey bees, and our diverse native bees, are facing and describe ways we can all help them survive and thrive once again.  Dr. Spivak is a MacArthur Fellow and McKnight Distinguished Professor in Entomology at the University of Minnesota.

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Educator Training: Connecting Your Classroom To the Outdoors @ Eagle Bluff
Spend the day learning outdoor education techniques from experienced outdoor 
educators. Get your hands dirty designing your own science experiments outdoors. 
In the evening participate in some Eagle Bluff classics like the ropes course and 
campfire. Meals and Lodging are included if desired. This training will: 

      • Empower teachers to take learning outside
      • Showcase how to use the RaptorLAB technology
      • Spark new ides and engage students with citizen science
      • Connect educators with other educators

      Learn more & register >>

      Educator Training: Connecting Your Classroom To the Outdoors @ Southwest MN StatUniversity, Marshall
      Spend the day learning outdoor education techniques from experienced outdoor 
      educators. Get your hands dirty designing your own science experiments outdoors. 
      In the evening participate in some Eagle Bluff classics like the ropes course and 
      campfire. Meals and Lodging are included if desired. This training will: 

          • Empower teachers to take learning outside
          • Showcase how to use the RaptorLAB technology
          • Spark new ides and engage students with citizen science
          • Connect educators with other educators

          Learn more & register >>

          Wild Edibles of the Midwest - May 18th

          Wild Edibles of the Midwest - May 19th

          Discover nature’s free grocery store with Brent Anderson! From fresh and tender fiddleheads to spicy angelica and even stubborn dandelions (if you can’t beat ‘em, eat ‘em), the forests and valleys of Southeastern Minnesota can provide a plethora of palatable plants.


          Learn more & register (May 18th) (May 19th) >>

          Family & Friends High Ropes Challenge

          Experience the thrill of a high ropes course with your friends and family! Maneuver 30 feet in the air through a series of towers connected by various cables, ropes, and log events. Do this all while enjoying the best view of SE Minnesota! This confidence building experience is great for family outings, reunions, scouts, youth groups, and individuals. Note: If you have a group of 15 or more, contact Eagle Bluff to set up a private experience. Pre-registration and moderate physical ability are required.

          Registration open in April!


          Educator Training: Connecting Your Classroom to the Outdoors @ Eagle Bluff

          Spend the day learning outdoor education techniques from experienced outdoor 
          educators. Get your hands dirty designing your own science experiments outdoors. 
          In the evening participate in some Eagle Bluff classics like the ropes course and 
          campfire. Meals and Lodging are included if desired. This training will: 

           

            • Empower teachers to take learning outside
            • Showcase how to use the RaptorLAB technology
            • Spark new ides and engage students with citizen science
            • Connect educators with other educators

            Learn more & register >>


            Fossil Hunting in Fillmore County

            Join Bevery Sandlin to collect fossils older than dinosaurs! At Whispering Winds, Spring Valley, you will tour fossil collections of ancient sea creatures including Gastropods, Cephalopods, Trilobites, Fisherites, Bryozoans and Brachiopods. Then you’ll travel to 2-3 sites to hunt, all within 7 miles of Spring Valley, and collect your own fossils- guaranteed!

            Learn more & register >>

            BOF

            Becoming an Outdoors Family Weekend

            It's like Family Camp! Does your family want to spend time in the outdoors? Maybe try something adventurous? Learn a new skill? Join us on one of our family weekends, where we focus on providing families an opportunity try a variety of outdoor sports and recreational actives. Reconnect in the great outdoors at Eagle Bluff this summer!


            Registration open in April!



            Educator Training: Connecting Your Classroom to the Outdoors @ Hormel Nature Center, Austin

            Spend the day learning outdoor education techniques from experienced outdoor 
            educators. Get your hands dirty designing your own science experiments outdoors. 
            In the evening participate in some Eagle Bluff classics like the ropes course and 
            campfire. Meals and Lodging are included if desired. This training will: 

             

              • Empower teachers to take learning outside
              • Showcase how to use the RaptorLAB technology
              • Spark new ides and engage students with citizen science
              • Connect educators with other educators

                Learn more & register >>


              Educator Training: Connecting Your Classroom to the Outdoors @ National Eagle Center, Wabasha

              Spend the day learning outdoor education techniques from experienced outdoor 
              educators. Get your hands dirty designing your own science experiments outdoors. 
              In the evening participate in some Eagle Bluff classics like the ropes course and 
              campfire. Meals and Lodging are included if desired. This training will: 

               

                • Empower teachers to take learning outside
                • Showcase how to use the RaptorLAB technology
                • Spark new ides and engage students with citizen science
                • Connect educators with other educators

                  Learn more & register >>

                Family & Friends High Ropes Challenge
                Experience the thrill of a high ropes course with your friends and family! Maneuver 30 feet in the air through a series of towers connected by various cables, ropes, and log events. Do this all while enjoying the best view of SE Minnesota! This confidence building experience is great for family outings, reunions, scouts, youth groups, and individuals. Note: If you have a group of 15 or more, contact Eagle Bluff to set up a private experience. Pre-registration and moderate physical ability are required.

                Registration open in April!

                Family & Friends High Ropes Challenge

                Experience the thrill of a high ropes course with your friends and family! Maneuver 30 feet in the air through a series of towers connected by various cables, ropes, and log events. Do this all while enjoying the best view of SE Minnesota! This confidence building experience is great for family outings, reunions, scouts, youth groups, and individuals. Note: If you have a group of 15 or more, contact Eagle Bluff to set up a private experience. Pre-registration and moderate physical ability are required.

                Registration open in April!


                Becoming an Outdoors Family Weekend

                It's like Family Camp! Does your family want to spend time in the outdoors? Maybe try something adventurous? Learn a new skill? Join us on one of our family weekends, where we focus on providing families an opportunity try a variety of outdoor sports and recreational actives. Reconnect in the great outdoors at Eagle Bluff this summer!

                Registration open in April!

                 

                Fossil Hunting in Fillmore County

                Collect fossils older than dinosaurs! At Whispering Winds, Spring Valley, you will tour fossil collections of ancient sea creatures including Gastropods, Cephalopods, Trilobites, Fisherites, Bryozoans and Brachiopods. Then you’ll travel to 2-3 sites to hunt, all within 7 miles of Spring Valley, and collect your own fossils- guaranteed!

                Learn more & register >>


                Family & Friends High Ropes Sessions

                Experience the thrill of a high ropes course with your friends and family! Maneuver 30 feet in the air through a series of towers connected by various cables, ropes, and log events. Do this all while enjoying the best view of SE Minnesota! This confidence building experience is great for family outings, reunions, scouts, youth groups, and individuals. Note: If you have a group of 15 or more, contact Eagle Bluff to set up a private experience. Pre-registration and moderate physical ability are required.

                Registration open in April!


                Workshop Weekend: Land Management

                Topics are set to include: 

                - Prairie Burning

                - Cost Share Programs

                - Chainsaw Techniques

                - Invasives Control

                - More details to come!

                Learn more & register >>


                Becoming an Outdoors Woman Weekend            

                Offered in conjunction with the MN Department of Natural Resouces, B.O.W. Weekend Workshops begin on a Friday afternoon and end Sunday after lunch. These workshops allow women to try their hand at 3 different outdoor activities under the guidance of a knowledgeable instructor in a safe and empowering setting. 

                Registration TBA!

                Family & Friends High Ropes Sessions

                Experience the thrill of a high ropes course with your friends and family! Maneuver 30 feet in the air through a series of towers connected by various cables, ropes, and log events. Do this all while enjoying the best view of SE Minnesota! This confidence building experience is great for family outings, reunions, scouts, youth groups, and individuals. Note: If you have a group of 15 or more, contact Eagle Bluff to set up a private experience. Pre-registration and moderate physical ability are required.

                Registration open in April!


                Fossil Hunting In Fillmore County

                Collect fossils older than dinosaurs! At Whispering Winds, Spring Valley, you will tour fossil collections of ancient sea creatures including Gastropods, Cephalopods, Trilobites, Fisherites, Bryozoans and Brachiopods. Then you’ll travel to 2-3 sites to hunt, all within 7 miles of Spring Valley, and collect your own fossils- guaranteed!

                Learn more & register >>



                Scholarship Banquet and Fundraiser

                This year we will be celebrating our 22nd year of coming together to make Eagle Bluff experiences happen for all students. Fun games, unique items, delicious food and great company round out this festive and feel-good evening. Proceeds from the evening directly support scholarship for students attending our Outdoor School and Youth Summer Camp.

                 


                Trick-or-Treetops 

                Join us the Friday before Halloween for a SPOOKTACULAR night! 

                Trick or Treat 30 feet off the ground as you traverse your way through wooden and wire elements that end with a zip line. Warm up by the fire with hot chocolate and s'mores. Costumes are encouraged!



                If you can't join us for one or our scheduled events, we welcome you to stop by the Schroeder Visitor's Center, walk or ski our trails or check out our public geocaching course.  Learn More >

                CANCELLATION POLICY

                Overnight Programs - Require a deposit and notification of a cancellation no less than 15 days prior to the event.

                EventsTo receive a full refund a cancellation must be made at least 24 hours prior to the start of the event or by 4pm Friday for a weekend event, whichever comes first.